And so begins the holiday saga, when you have to travel miles and miles to visit distant relatives that you barely know, only to leave thinking "Why did I not just stay home like I wanted to.....will I ever learn?"
Went to see my mom's side of the family today. Hubby couldn't come because he still has three more days left of active duty. I really wanted to stay home.....my mom's side of the family is not close knit at all, and it is really quite uncomfortable. Buuuuuuuuttttttttttttttttt, my parents wanted me to go, and if I hadn't.....mom and grandma would have gotten their feelings hurt.
Can't have that now, can I?
*Sigh*....so I ride three and a half hours crammed in the back of my parents car with my younger bro and sis. We get there only to find out instead of having Christmas Dinner.....my uncle decided it would be best to have Pizza Pro. *yucko* We come into the dinning room so he can say the blessing. He waits until everyone is present (all 20 or so adults and their various children) then proceeds to ream my mother quite distastefully because she was supposed to bring a meat tray. Why? Because, "You know that there are some people who don't like pizza!" Then he bows his head and says the blessing as my mother storms out.
Turns out it was his idea to break from tradition to order pizza. BUT.....his
wife doesn't even like pizza. So he asked my mother, who doesn't like pizza either and was mad that he was screwing with our traditions, to bring a meat tray to accommodate his wife. My mom told him plain as day that if his wife wanted something special to bring it for herself, that she didn't want pizza either but since it was HIS decision to stray from the usual ham and turkey then he should accommodate any special needs. He said he understood over the phone, only to call her out and sternly reprimand her right in front of everyone. My mom is already shy, so she was humiliated and hurt.
So we left, and drove another three and half hours back to the house, crammed in the back seat.......
Gee, I can't wait until next year. The holidays are just so delightful